Date: 21. February 2019
Location: Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), Potsdamer Str. 105, 10785 Berlin
The research project ReCap (“Capping macroeconomic rebounds”) studies the relationship of energy efficiency improvements and economic growth to inform political decision makers on how to reduce energy consumption effectively. To structure the analysis, the project proposes an actor-oriented typology of rebound mechanisms and gives an overview of policy instruments suggested by the literature to tackle rebound effects at different levels of the economy. Using a large set of German firm-level data for different economic sectors, sector-level rebound effects will be estimated econometrically in order to calibrate and further develop a dynamic macroeconomic input-output model that shall serve for predicting economy-wide rebounds effects of different policy instruments. The model predictions will feed into and inform stakeholder discussions for the development of rebound-proof measures for improving energy efficiency. The workshop brings together excellent scientists in the field of rebound research with the aim of presenting state of the art theoretical and empirical assessment methods for rebound effects. The goal of this meeting is to get a critical feedback and advance the research work that is being done by the ReCap team by connecting it to the existing approaches.
Kim Jana Stumpf
Tel.: +49 30 884 594 55